About Football

Updated Sunday February 25, 2018 by Christine Pulsifer.

“NSYFCA is by far the most organized and well-run youth sports program I have ever been involved with.  My son has improved greatly in the sport over the past two years, but most importantly has developed leadership skills, focus, and discipline, things I didn’t think I would see until high school---and he’s only ten!”

       ~Beth McGonagle    5th Grade Parent

 

The lessons and values being instilled through youth football and cheer will last a lifetime – lessons like hard work, discipline, commitment, and team work.  These are the vital character traits we are trying to engrave in the players and cheerleaders that come through our program.

Football is truly a team sport, for both boys and girls. Through the course of a season you can really see the kids begin to operate as a team. The complexities of football also make it very interesting for the kids. After a play is called in the huddle, they must understand the play, understand what they need to do in their position on that play, line up in the proper position, ensure that they know the snap count and “go” at the proper moment, and finally, execute their responsibility on that play.

The reason to start playing now is not to become a professional athlete, it’s because it’s fun, it physically conditions your son, and it builds a sense of teamwork and responsibility that will carry over to other sports, and help your child throughout school and life.

Finally, unlike many other sports, Northborough and Southborough are not rivals in football. Your child will meet and become friends with people in the partnering town. When your child goes to high school, he won’t be in classes with rivals, he’ll be in class with friends and teammates.

 

Grade

Age Range

2nd - 3rd

7  to  9

4th

8  to 10

5th

9   to  11

6th

10  to  12

7th

11  to  13

8th

12  to  14

 

 

With any sport, there is always a risk of injury.  We are committed to ensuring our coaches are always up to date on the safest way to provide a great experience for the athletes, and that the program is providing the best, and safest, equipment available.  Our coaches attend numerous clinics where they are trained on the safest blocking and tackling techniques. 

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